Accepted paper:

Obesity among school-going children of Pune city: an anthropometric assessment

Authors:

Shaunak Kulkarni (Pune University)

Paper short abstract:

The aim of the study is to assess the obesity using anthropometry among school children of age group of 10 to 16 years in Pune city, Maharashtra state of India. The objectives are to study the living standards, physical activity and the dietary pattern among them. 512 individuals were studied.

Paper long abstract:

Under-nutrition and over-nutrition are the two ways in which improper diet can manifest itself. The terms overweight and obesity are used interchangeably, but they are not synonymous. Global increase in obesity are attributable to number of factors including increased intake of energy dense foods and decreased physical activity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization. The aim of the study is to assess the obesity using anthropometry among school going children of age group of 10 to 16 years in Pune city of Maharashtra state of India. The objectives are to study the living standards, physical activity and the dietary pattern among them. The schools were categorized as municipality schools, government aided schools and private schools and respondents were arranged income wise. Systematic sampling was used and data were collected on 512 boys for Anthropometry and questionnaires.

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Health, nutrition and physical growth in developing nations